A classic pair of steam-powered wagon hoists were originally situated on each side of the viaduct leading to the Leeds station goods warehouse. Sadly only one survives but the remaining hoist has now been fully restored and positioned to front a brand new office development in Leeds city centre.
Pharos partner LITE ltd used a Pharos LPC 1 to illuminate the old wagon hoist in Leeds central station using pre-programmed multiple colour effects designed to bring the development to life. Uplighting is positioned to cover all sides of the building, and are controlled wirelessly. Photocells automatically turn the scheme on when darkness falls, with resulting energy-saving benefits.
Built for the Lancashire & Yorkshire and London & North Western Railways in the 1850s, the hoists remained in use until the 1950s. The restoration and new lighting installation highlights the hoist’s important Blue Plaque heritage to the many visitors of Leeds, and illustrates Pharos’ versatility in supporting both form and function.